Meaning and name origin
Kalli \k(al)-li\ as a girl's name is of Latin, Greek, Hindi and Sanskrit origin, and the meaning of Kalli is "cup; fairest, most beautiful; beautiful, lovely; black". Kalli is a variant of Calista (Latin, Greek): from the Late Latin name Calixta, feminine form of Calixtus which is used in reference by Christians to the cup containing the wine of the Christian sacrament. Also a variant of Callie (Greek): from Greek "kallos" which this name may have first developed as a nickname for the Greek-derived Calpurnia and Calandra. Kalli is also used as a variant of Kali (Hindi, Sanskrit) and Kallie (Greek), Kallista (Greek).
Kalli is not a popular first name for females and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Kalli and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Callie (#186), Cali (#201), Kali (#262), Kallie (#643), Kaleigh (#902), Kaley, Kala, Calla, Calli and Calista. (2014 statistics).
Kalli is also pronounced similarly to Callia, Kaala, Kaela▼, Kaeli, Kaelie, Kahla, Kaila▼, Kaili, Kailie, Kalae, Kalah, Kalea, Kalee, Kalia, Kalie, Kayla▲, Kaylei, Kayli▼, Kaylie▲, Kaylla, Kayllie, Keeli, Keili, Kelli▼, Kellie▼, Kelly▼ and Kyli. Other suggested similar baby names are Halli, Kahle, Kalle, Karli▼, Kayle, Kyall, Salli and Valli. These names tend to be more commonly used than Kalli.